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David Attenborough presents the sounds and story of the redshank.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs. David Attenborough presents the Redshank. Redshanks are one of our commonest wading birds at home in freshwater marshes and on estuaries where you can easily recognise them from their combination of long scarlet legs, white rumps and wing-bars and greyish brown bodies.

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Thu 24 Oct 2019 05:58

Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Image courtesy of RSPB


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